Shell reaches a 4-year agreement with the USW
Mar 12, 2015
Shell announced today it has reached a four-year labor agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW), the labor union that represents many of Shell’s hourly employees in its Manufacturing sites, following 8 weeks of negotiations. Union members are set to vote on the agreement in the coming days.
“We are glad to have found common ground and get an agreement in place. Our gratitude goes to everyone whose effort kept our refineries and chemical plants running safely and reliably throughout these past weeks,” stated Aamir Farid, vice president of Manufacturing.
“We know it’s been a challenging time on both sides of the picket line. Now, as teams come back together, let’s welcome everyone back with care and respect. We will continue moving forward, together.”
Specifically, the agreement set terms for a four-year agreement commencing February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2019.
- 2.5%, 3%, 3%, 3.5%
- Wage increases will be effective 4/1 for the first year and 2/1 each subsequent year of the contract
- Renewal of the 80/20 premium split arrangement
- Language that provides opportunities for local discussion by the parties on the future supply and development of craft workers
- Language to meet semiannually to review site practices related to fatigue
No Retrogression of previous agreements relating to layoff notice, plant closure, rate retention, health and safety, successorship and job security.